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Clara vid omfg awesomeness

I'll just leave this here.

I've had more trouble connecting with Clara in s8, or since the specials actually… But this just blended everything that made her character perfectly, from the first introduction as Oswin to what she is now. It showed all the layers in the character, all that I love in her, even though I'm not always delighted with how she's handled. It was just amazing. And so, so beautiful.


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May. 31st, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC)
That's been my thing, it was easier to understand her when we didn't even now who she WAS. Once she became more 'real', that's when I started having problems. But the Doctor loves her, so by proxy, I do as well. Thank you for sharing this with us. There might be something in here that helps me to suss her out a bit better - and help me understand (all over again), what a wonderful and complex (even if flawed, as we all are), character again.

Jun. 4th, 2015 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's pretty much my problem too—I just felt like I'd had a grasp on her before, and then I just felt like I was losing touch and she was going all over the place. I don't really know where that was coming from.

I hope the vid helped you a bit, as it did me :)

Jun. 1st, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
I started out not certain that I liked her at all, and over her appearances in S07 and S08, I kept thinking that she really was unlikable. And yet, by the end of the last season, I realized that I did like her - a lot.

It may have been because I finally recognized, from a Doylist perspective, the writers were deliberately creating an unlikable character (or at least it seemed so to me), for reasons of their own. And I realized that, despite their intentions, Jenna's presentation of Clara, and her interpretation of Clara's interactions with Danny, with the Doctor, and with everyone else around her, were making me like her and understand her, perhaps a little more than the writers and producer wanted me to understand her.
Jun. 4th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
That's a very interesting perspective, I hadn't seen it like that. I didn't think she was being portrayed as unlikable (in s8) so much as flawed—and I usually like flawed very much, it just felt… strange here. Disconnected, as we had the occasion to discuss during the actual season. Which is like brilliant works like this vid, or fic, or some meta/discussions, help me a lot to get a stronger grasp of her character, kind of bring her back together, even with the irrational, unpredictable factors that are inherently part of human beings. It feels like I can feel her again, and when I do, I like her. She has traits I appreciate and empathize with… just not everything.
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